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Southside Indy Receives Revitalization Grant

Southside Indy Receives Revitalization Grant
A large portion of the Southside has received a grant from Local Initiatives Support Coalition. A map of the region is posted below, as it is bounded by Meridian, Raymond, I-65, and I-465: Notice there are 2 large community assets in this neighborhood: Garfield Park and University of Indianapolis. Garfield Park is set to receive some new interactive sculptures, courtesy of Big Car: As for the University of Indianapolis, they’re setting their sites on a large redevelopment plan of their own, centered around the proposed Health Services Center: There are also many challenges in the area,...
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Better Blocks: Garfield Park

Tomorrow, Garfield Park is hosting a Better Blocks event, where residents collaborate with urbanists to activate streets.  This is the second year the neighborhood is hosting this event.  Last year, Graeme Sharpe and I attended the Better Blocks event in the Englewood neighborhood and had a great time.  I hope to be able to attend this tomorrow.  Here is the information on this year’s event that I received from a reader: Garfield Park Neighborhood Hosts Second Better Block Event, June 28 Event to Focus on the Potential to Create a Vibrant Neighborhood Center Indianapolis, Ind.  – On June...
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Jane Jacobs Walk with Big Car

Jane Jacobs Walk with Big Car
Urban Indy is proud to sponsor an upcoming Jane Jacobs walk in the Garfield Park neighborhood with the Big Car organization.  Indy’s version of the nationwide initiative takes place on May 4th at 10 AM.  Registration and more information for the event can be found at this website.  I’ll be taking part in the 3 mile walk with my wife and 2 year-old daughter.  Other Urban Indy collaborators may also be joining along.  Come along and chat with us, as we aim to reflect on our current built environment, as well as ways to improve upon...
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